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Then and Now By Stephen Dretler
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This project was designed to demonstrate the advances made in the practice of Surgery at the Massachusetts General Hospital from 1822-1823 to our bicentennial in 2011. The first hundred patients seen... More > in the surgery department in 1822-1823 had their case histories reviewed and summarized. (THEN)Subsequently, these patients' case reports were given to a current staff member and that reviewer wrote an analysis of how that patient would be treated NOW....., the title of this collection of cases is THEN and NOW.< Less
RE:akt! Reconstruction, Re-enactment, Re-reporting By Domenico Quaranta, Antonio Caronia, Janez Janša
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Just what is it that leads many contemporary artists to restage historic events great and small, performances of the past, and sometimes even imaginary events? Are they possessed by the post-modern... More > demon? (albeit belatedly…) Does this practice spring from a cynical awareness of the decline of values, the surrender – be it dismal or joyful, it makes little difference – to the logic of the society of spectacle? Is it yet another variation of Francis Fukuyama’s bitter prophecy of “the end of history”? Or is it simply the end of the modern myth of the “originality” of the work of art, a further confirmation of the fact that in conceptual art the process is more important than the end product, and an attempt to find a different, deeper path to critique the medial ideology of contemporary society? RE:akt! Reconstruction, Re-enactment, Re-reporting sets out to offer some answers, albeit not exhaustive or definitive, to these questions linked to the artistic practice of re-enactment and its possible redefinition.< Less
RE:akt! Reconstruction, Re-enactment, Re-reporting By Domenico Quaranta, Antonio Caronia, Janez Janša
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Just what is it that leads many contemporary artists to restage historic events great and small, performances of the past, and sometimes even imaginary events? Are they possessed by the post-modern... More > demon? (albeit belatedly…) Does this practice spring from a cynical awareness of the decline of values, the surrender – be it dismal or joyful, it makes little difference – to the logic of the society of spectacle? Is it yet another variation of Francis Fukuyama’s bitter prophecy of “the end of history”? Or is it simply the end of the modern myth of the “originality” of the work of art, a further confirmation of the fact that in conceptual art the process is more important than the end product, and an attempt to find a different, deeper path to critique the medial ideology of contemporary society? RE:akt! Reconstruction, Re-enactment, Re-reporting sets out to offer some answers, albeit not exhaustive or definitive, to these questions linked to the artistic practice of re-enactment and its possible redefinition.< Less